I just recently purchased the Aladdin Deck Enhancer for my NES collection. It's a pretty interesting piece for the NES.
From what I understand it offers upgraded hardware specs with this device such as 64K memory. So I ask, has anyone hacked any game for this or have produced any home brew games for it.
If the specs are better why not use that to make better games for the NES with it? Or is there just other simpler ways to go about having better upgraded NES games?
Also I've read that this was a huge flop and that it never became popular and one thing that I've never really understood is the whole unlicensed game legality thing.
If you own a computer running a Microsoft operating system should you only be able to run software on it that Microsoft has approved of?
What if I coded a simple calculator program and wanted to sell it for people who use Microsoft operating systems. Would selling such a program be illegal because Microsoft didn't approve of it?
But when it comes to Nintendo, apparently Nintendo had to approve of everything that was to run on their system though licenses. Many companies tried to make their own games to run on Nintendo hardware including Camerica, makers of the Aladdin Deck, but it seemed as if Nintendo was always against this and wanted them to be shut down.
So I ask, what's the big deal about somebody making games for your system? I know Nintendo doesn't get any money from it, but still why should it be illegal. Nobody is forcing the player to buy the unlicensed games.
Let's say that someone really wanted to play an unlicensed game, but didn't have a Nintendo to play it on. So Nintendo would get a profit off that simply because you have to first buy a Nintendo before you can play the unlicensed game. Plus controllers and accessories Nintendo could sell too and then even if an unlicensed game was the cause of the purchase of the Nintendo the buyer would also then buy other Nintendo products as well because now they have the system such as games.
I understand that Nintendo wants and needs money to survive as a company, but I just don't see why they are against unlicensed games.
If you buy a Sony DVD player should it only work with movies made by the Sony company?
If you bought a microwave does that mean you can only warm up food in it from Kraft?
Also if 3rd party controllers are allowed to be made and sold then why can't unlicensed games too?
Anyway I'd like to hear your thoughts.